I've made a backport of libgnome-2.8.2 to run on Gnome 2.6. Basically
what i did was to remove all 2.8-specific calls (which strangenly
weren't many: just 2), and compile it on Gnome 2.6.
It compiled fine, and i ran a gnome HelloWorld just fine. But, we
can't make this official because we don't know exactly how good this
backport is, if there's some problem, etc.
*So*, here's what i'm doing: i'm making the backport avaliable to
allow people to test it. I've packaged it with autopackage, you may
download it here:
* Download (you may have to 'right click->Save link...')
* Make it executable
* Double-click it, it will install it.
To see the files installed:
$ package files libgnome-java
I have also made a patch avaliable, for the ones who want to build it,
or to see what were the changes. Here's the patch:
That's basically that; please test and send feedback.
Oh, if you're wondering why i've backported it: i believe there's
still many people on Gnome 2.6, and i'd like to make Java-Gnome
avaliable for this people too. Mdk, for example, is still on Gnome 2.6
and will be till July probably. And even when it releases a new
version, many ppl won't upgrade immediately. There's also a lot of ppl
still using Fedora 2. So, that was the reason, basically.